Introduction to LIFT Ireland
LIFT Ireland is a not-for-profit initiative aimed at increasing the level of positive leadership capabilities in Ireland. LIFT, which stands for ‘Leading Ireland’s Future Together’, does this through its eight-part, group learning programme. LIFT’s programme is being rolled out nationwide via a volunteer facilitator network with an overall goal of reaching 10% of the population within ten years.
Schools are a vital component of LIFT Ireland. To create a nation of leaders, we need to show students from an early stage what it takes to be a leader. LIFT Ireland’s leadership learning process is based on eight key leadership values. While partaking in LIFT’s programme, participants are introduced to one value per week, for 8 weeks. LIFT’s leadership values include Listening, Positive Attitude, Respect, Competence, Dedication & Determination, Empathy & Understanding, Accountability, and Honesty & Integrity.
Students, teachers and parents are already reaping the benefits of LIFT’s schools programme. We encourage all schools across the country to sign up and start Living LIFT. The schools programme involves a half-day facilitator session where a select group of students and teachers train as LIFT facilitators (learn more about becoming a LIFT Facilitator). Once completed, those facilitators can run the LIFT programme within their school.
LIFT Schools Programme
Schools can sign up to a LIFT training session for free. Our half-day training takes students through three of LIFT leadership values, guiding them through how to lead roundtables in their school.
Once the first session is complete, students and teachers are equipped with the knowledge and know-how to roll out LIFT in their school. The learning process offered to schools covers the same material as our corporate programme. However, we have tailored the language and delivery so it is more engaging for students.
LIFT’s leadership learning process provides students with the foundation to become leaders in their own lives. Students that have taken part in LIFT have improved their listening skills, increased confidence and become more emphatic, understanding and positive.
“It has changed how I see others and how I relate to them both online and in person. I have become more aware of the fact everyone has wants and needs like my own.” LIFT student from Convey College, Leixlip.
“I think that all students can benefit hugely from LIFT.” TY Student Cillian from Dun Laoghaire.
Pricing and Contributions
LIFT Ireland is a not-for-profit initiative. Contributions made by LIFT’s business partners assist with rolling-out LIFT’s leadership learning process in clubs, schools and community groups in the locality. Currently we provide the LIFT programme free of charge for schools. It is our intention to continue this so that LIFT can remain a fully inclusive national initiative.
As we aim to reach 10% of the population, our resources are often stretched quite thin. We are always grateful for funding we receive and for schools that can afford to make a contribution to help us with our efforts. There is no obligation to do so but if your school would like to make a contribution, you can enter your details and donation amount in the form below and we can issue an invoice.